The museum learning programmes offered by Jersey Heritage are centred  on the needs of the curriculum and are aimed at giving teachers (and parents) the materials they need to give learning a local relevance.  In order to facilitate the better use of Jersey Heritage sites by self-guided classes the intention is to provide specific learning material based upon our sites and collection for different Key Stage groups.  Associated learning material is freely available as pdf downloads.  Read our Support for Learning document to learn more about a site visit and using these resouces.  Read our advice on teacher to pupil ratios for site visits here.

 

Formal Learning

 

Teacher Resources Ice Age

Teacher Resources Ice Age -›

Use our free to download teacher resources to plan your visit to Jersey:Ice Age Island at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery

Teacher Resources 1781 The Battle of Jersey

Teacher Resources 1781 The Battle of Jersey -›

In early 1781 a French invasion force successfully landed on Jersey’s east coast and nearly succeeded in capturing the island. The Battle of Jersey as it came to be known took place at the height of the American War of Independence and delivered a shot of heroism and patriotism just when the British Crown and people needed it most.

Teacher Resources The Occupation

Teacher Resources The Occupation -›

The Channel Islands became part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall and were heavily fortified by thousands of forced workers brought over from the continent. The garrison meant that one in every four people in the islands was a member of the German forces.

Teacher Resources Castles

Teacher Resources Castles -›

Jersey became part of the Duchy of Normandy in 933 when Duke William II - Longsword - annexed the land of the Bretons next to the sea. This included the Channel islands. Until 1204 the islands remained a bit of a peaceful backwater and then within months the situation changed dramatically.

Teacher Resources Toys

Teacher Resources Toys -›

The word ‘toy’ first appeared in the context which we now know in the 1580s, referred to as a “thing” (object) for a child to play with. Download the free educational worksheets on toys here.

Teacher Resources Pirates

Teacher Resources Pirates -›

Although the heyday of historical piracy was the late 17th and early 18ty centuries, pirates plied their trade both before and afterwards. In fact piracy is still a problem today especially in the Indian Ocean.

Planning a Visit?

Planning a Visit? -›

Jersey Heritage can advise how to make the most of a visit to one of our museums or sites, and we can show you how to link these visits to the curriculum. In addition we have series of loan boxes full of fascinating artefacts available to borrow for classroom study.

Teacher Resources Neolithic

Teacher Resources Neolithic -›

About 7,500 years ago rising sea-levels caused by the gradual melting of the ice caps and glaciers of the last Ice Age resulted in the place we now know as Jersey becoming an island.

Teacher Resources The Victorians

Teacher Resources The Victorians -›

Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom for over 60 years - from 1837 until 1901 - and so what was normal at the beginning of her reign was not necessarily true at the end. Download the free key stage two educational worksheets on the Victorians here.